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Secrets in the ground

Secrets in the ground

In an isolated field on the southern edge of the Edmonton Garrison, among prairie grasses and poplar trees stands a lone monument to a family long since passed.

Park ready for Canada Day

I am happily planning what has become the busiest day at St. Albert Botanic Park.

Local Spotlight

Jazz festival sounds off Once more the Edmonton International Jazz Festival has found its groove in importing international artists such as the Branford Marsalis Quartet and John Abercrombie Organ Trio.

Dancers ready for the high seas

While most of us plan summer vacations running our fingers through a camping guide, 26 St. Albert dancers are hoofing for their supper while sailing on a nine-day Eastern Caribbean cruise.


An article about a stabbing in Pineview that appeared in Wednesday’s Gazette contained incorrect information. The victim and the accused in that altercation did not know each other.

Small fires plague local ravines

St. Albert fire crews have been busy this week fighting small brush fires in the Braeside and Forest Lawn ravines. Firefighters have been rushing to small blazes throughout the ravine all week, on some days responding to roughly half a dozen calls.

Something for everyone this Canada Day

As the country gets set to celebrate its 142nd birthday next Wednesday, St. Albert and several neighbouring communities are preparing to hold their own parties for the people. Here is a quick look at what's going on for citizens of all ages in St.

Wetland path unveiled

A new interpretive walkway could bring some 1,500 kids to a wetland near Big Lake, say naturalists, and spur development of Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. About 25 local residents got their first look at the proposed John E.

Relationship violence in youth on the rise

Police and social agencies saw a rise in reports of relationship violence in teenage relationships this year and are worried about the trend. While no hard statistics are available, both Marie Mansfield with St.

Environment File

BLESS Nature Centred She’s fine with the bugs and the ram’s skull, but Christianne McDonald draws the line at the heron costume. “I wouldn’t be caught dead in that thing,” she says, laughing.